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Wynton, rectilinear enclosure 300m north of

A Scheduled Monument in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5231 / 56°31'22"N

Longitude: -3.0155 / 3°0'55"W

OS Eastings: 337623

OS Northings: 737241

OS Grid: NO376372

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.B5HF

Mapcode Global: WH7R3.N98P

Entry Name: Wynton, rectilinear enclosure 300m N of

Scheduled Date: 22 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6525

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Mains and Strathmartine

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Angus


The monument comprises the remains of a rectilinear enclosure represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies on a slight ridge in arable farmland at around 150m OD. It comprises a roughly rectangular enclosure some 50m N-S by about 20m E-W, with a ditch some 2m wide. There are traces of an entrance in the S side. A row of 6 circular cropmarks runs parallel with the W side of the enclosure; these are approximately 10m in diameter and are probably archaeological in origin, although they may relate to the dumping of fertiliser in this area of the field. Other less well-defined cropmarks lie about 10m to the E of the enclosure.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the enclosure and an area around it in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is sub-rectangular with maximum dimensions of 130m N-S by 100m E-W as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric settlement and economy. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to sites of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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